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PC needs to fix shortages and HoR needs to vote Kobler tells UNSC

The Presidency Council must immediately sort out the dearth of cash, food and power in the west of the country while the House of Representatives in the east must get on with a vote on the Government of National Accord, UNSMIL chief Martin Kobler told the UN Security Council in …

Two armed groups in eastern Libya throw support to unity government

Two major armed groups in eastern Libya announced their support on Saturday for the UN-backed national unity government as it struggles to establish its authority in the east of the country. The Government of National Accord (GNA), established in Tripoli two months ago, has been trying to unify violence-ridden Libya …

UN seeks assurances from Libya over arms

The UN Security Council is seeking assurances from Libya‘s unity government that new weapons will not fall into the wrong hands before it can authorize the purchases, diplomats said Friday. Britain, Egypt, Italy, the United States and Russia were among 25 countries that agreed at a meeting last month to help …

Two months on from Serraj’s Tripoli arrival Libyans still live in fear and little hope

On the 30th March this year the much heralded arrival from Tunis of Faiez Serraj and his Presidency Council (PC) finally happened. The arrival brought with it much hope and anticipation for Libyans living in a state of limbo since the summer of 2014 when GNC-backed militias led by Salah …

Pro unity government forces advance on IS-held Sirte

Forces aligned with Libya’s UN-backed unity government said they have killed a key Islamic State operative and advanced on Sirte, seizing two new checkpoints in a battle which left 30 IS militants dead. Operation Al-Bunyan al-Marsus or “Compact Building” announced the killing of “internationally-wanted” IS chef Khalid al-Shayeb – an Algerian better known …

Is NATO Preparing to Intervene in Libya… Again?

Mounting evidence points to the fact that NATO countries may be preparing a new invasion of the collapsed state of Libya, but many experts doubt whether such an operation could result in a success. According to RIA Novosti’s informed source in Athens, Italy, Greece and Malta have decided to close their airspace to Libyan …